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Publication numberUS1106184 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1914
Filing dateJan 16, 1914
Priority dateJan 16, 1914
Publication numberUS 1106184 A, US 1106184A, US-A-1106184, US1106184 A, US1106184A
InventorsCharles R De Bevoise
Original AssigneeCharles R De Bevoise
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brassiere.
US 1106184 A
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C. R. DE BEVOISB.

BRASSIERE.

APPLIOATION FILED JAN. 16, 1914.

1, 1 O6, 1 84. Patented Aug. 4, 1914,

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C. R. DE BEVOISB.

BRASSIRE.

APPLICATION FILED JAN.16,1914.

Patented Aug. 4, 1914.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

Worse, a citizen of the United States, resid- 'ing at Newark, in the county of Essex and 'wherein the garment opensV in back; Fig.

.side of the `brassin'e illustrated inlfig. 4.

"ras a'r BRAssIRE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 4, 1914.

Application led January 16, 1914. Serial No. 812,581.

To all w71 om t may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES R. DE Bn- State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Brassires, of which y the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in brassieres, and proposes a construction which i is especially intended for use in connection with low corsets, and which has for its principal object to nprovide a substantial and comfortable support for the bust and yet to definitely conform the ligure to natural lines and to establish, as to both appearance and actual condition, a natural, easy, and graceful relation between the uncorseted bust and the corseted waist.

AFurther objects of the invention are to provide a brassire of the character noted, which shall be intrinsically attractive in appearance, readily lending itself to the effective use of external features of-ornamentation, and hence, specially useful, in addition to its principal purpose, as a display garment, especially when worn under bodices made up in part of lace or extremely thin or sheer material, and to provide a brassire which requires no special steps in its manufacture nor any special and expensive materialsin its make up, and hence, may be manufactured 'at .relatively low cost.

lilmbodiments of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a preferred form of the brassire wherein the garment opens in front; Fig. 2 is a developed plan view showing the inner side of the brassire; Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line Sw of lFig.` 2; Fig.' 4 is a perspective view showing a modified form is a developed plan view showing the inner Similar characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

The brassire consists essentially of a front section A anda backsection B. 1When the brassire opens in front, as in F ig. l, the front section consists of `two parts a, while the back section is undivided, and when the brassire opens in hack, as in Fig. 1l, the back section consists of two parts.

o, while the front section is undivided. The parts a of a divided front section and the parts b of a divided back section are, in the use of. the garment, mutually secured, preferably by means of hook and eye fastenings, or equivalent devices c. The lower portion of the brassire surrounds the upper portion of the corset and is designed to furnish a firm support for the figure at the waist and to present an even and regular surface against which the outer garment may be closely fitted without any wrinkling, puckering, or bulging. For this purpose, the lower corset-surrounding portion of the brassire is preferably composed of relatively slrong and unyelding material, and consists of strips of fabric l and 2, forming parts of the respective back and front sections and preferably made up of two or more plies. The fabric strips 1 and 2 conjointly form a band which encircles the upper portion of the corset and has a close or somewhat taut `[it upon the corset. The fabric 2 of the front section is of greater depth than the fabric l of the back section, and conforms to the outline of the upper front portion of the corset, for this purpose having its upper edges inclined upwardly and preferably along curved lines, as at 3, toward the center of the garment and meeting in a relatively sharp apex 4.

The back section comprises, in addition to the fabric l, a smooth e., devoid. 0f seams, ribs, or the like) body member 5,

which provides a firm support for the back 90 and is made of substantially inelastic fabric, of a softer texture, however, than the fabric l and preferably comprising twoplies of material. The fabric l is secured by stitching to the lower edge portion of the tg`5 member 5.

Vv'hen the garment opens 1n back, the body member and also the strip of fabric l are made in two parts, corresponding to the parts of the back section, as a whole, as is obvious. The front section comprises, in addition to the fabric 2, a body member G which is formed to provide breast receiving and supporting pockets 7. In consideration of this function, the member 6 is composed of very soft and` flexible inelastic material, and is preferably made in two plies, the inner of which preferably consists of net or other soft loose-mesh fabric. The fabric 2 is attached to the lower edge portion of the )11o bil member 6 and the pockets 7 of said member are provided. by shirring the material of the member 6 throughout its line of connection to the fabric 2, and by fulling the upper portion of the member 6 at each side thereof, as at 8, and throughout its line of connection to the shoulder straps 9 which are preferably composed of elastic material and connect the front and back sections A and B. vV'Vhere the garment opens in front, the body member 6 and also the strip of fabric 2 are made in two parts, corresponding to the parts of the front section, as a whole, as is obvious.

The back section, as a Whole, is of generally trapezoidal shape, and its side edge Iportions overlie and are secured by stitching to the adjacent side edge portions of the front section, as shown at 10. rlhe overlying connected side edge portions 10 provide vertical reinforcement for the garment at the sides thereof, as is obvious.

Those portions of the upper edges of the garment located under eachshoulder strap are cut away, as at 11, to prevent the garment from binding under the arm pits.

The garment is completed by a smooth strip 12 of inelastic material, which preferably encircles its upper portion and eX- tends throughout both the front and back sections. rlhe strip l2 is preferably composed of ribbon of good quality, and is unyieldably secured to the garment, and preferably concealed. For this purpose the strip 12 is arranged between the plies of the members 5 and 6 and is secured by the stitching which forms partiof the reinforcements 10 and is also secured by the stitching which binds the edge portions of the parts a or Zn, as the case may be.

The material of which the members 5 and 6 are composed is preferably soft and very flexible, and these characteristics are particularly pronounced in the material of the member 6. rlhe strip 12 is arranged at such elevation that it extends in back across the shoulder blades and in front across the upper portion of the breasts and its oice is to furnish firm support for the parts of the body across which it extends and, par'- ticularly as applied to the front of the garment, to prevent any vulgar or suggestive display which might otherwise be incident to the use of the soft and highly flexible material of the pockets 7 were the breasts allowed to rest, without further restraint, in such pockets.

'lhe strip 12 is also a feature of ornamentation, in that it may be made of attractively colored ribbon and although concealed between the plies of the members 6, its coloring, rather than its outline, may be suggested through the meshes of the material forming said member. lf desired, an ornamental bow 13 may be arranged at the upper ideare/i center of the front section, which bow may be of the same color as, and, in fact, in one piece with, the strip 12.

The brassire herein described, when used in connection with low corsets, afords irm and eflicient support for the uncorseted part of the body, without, however, causing any binding, and at the same time, preserves the natural outlines of the ligure, without, however permitting any undue display.

Having fully described -my invention, l claim:

1. A brassire comprising a front section and a back section, each section consisting of a body member composed of soft inelastic material and a strip of fabric secured to the lower edge of said body member, the fabric strip forming a corset encircling band which has a close lit upon the corset, the back section having a smooth body member and beingconnected at its sides and throughout the extent of its side edges to the front section, whereby there is no interruption of the continuity of the garment,`

shoulder straps connecting said section at each side of the garment, the body member of the front section being formed to provide breast receiving and supporting pockets and being fulled throughout its line of attachment to said shoulder straps, and a strip of inelastic material encircling the upper p0rtion of the garment throughout its extent and unyieldably secured thereto, said strip being arranged at such an elevation that it extends across the shoulder-blades and the upper portion of the breasts, one of said sections being made in two co-eXtensive parts adapted to be mutually connectedalong a vertically central line.

2. A brassire comprising a front section and a bac-k section, each section consisting of a body member composed of softl inelastie material and a strip of fabricsecured to the lower edge of said body member, the fabric strip forming a corset encircling band which has a close fit upon the corset, the back section having a smooth body member and 'being connected at its sides and throughout the extent of its side edges to the front section, whereby there is no interruption of the continuity of the garment, shoulder straps connecting said sections at each side of the garment, the body member 0f the front section being formed to provide breast receiving and supporting pockets and. being fulled throughout its line of attachment to said shoulder straps, and a strip of inelastic material extending across the upper portion of the front section and unyieldably secured to said section, one of said sections being made in two cri-extensive parts adapted to be mutually connected along a vertically central line.

3. A. brassire comprising a front section and a back section, each section consisting of a body member composed of soft inel`astic material and a strip of fabric secured to the lower edge of said body member, the fabric strip forming a corset encircling band which has a close t upon the corset, the back section having a smooth body member and being connected at its sides and throughout the extent of its side edges to the front section, whereby there is no interruption of the continuity of the garment, and shoulder straps connecting said sections at each side of the garment, the strip of fabric of the front section having its upper edges inclined along curved lines upwardly to a central apex, the body member of.the front section being formed to provide breast receiving and supporting pockets and being fulled throughout its line of attachment to said shoulder straps and shirred throughout its line of attachment to said fabric, one of said sections `being made in two co-extensive parts adapted to be mutually connected along a vertically central line, and a strip of inelastic material encircling the upper portion of the garment throughout lts extent and unyieldably secured thereto, said Strip being arranged at such an elevation that it extends across the shoulder-blades and the upper portion of the breasts.

4. A brassire comprising. a front section and a back section, each section consisting of a body member'composed of soft inelastic material and a strip of fabric Secured to the lower edge of said body member, the fabric strip forming a corset encircling band which has a close fit upon the corset, the back section having a smooth body member and being connected at its sides and throughout the extent of its side edges to the front section, whereby there is no interruption of the continuity of the arment, and shoulder straps connecting said sections at each side of the garment, the strip of fabric of the front section having its upper edges inclined along curved lines upwardly to a central apex, the body member of the front section being formed to provide breast receivin and supporting pockets and being fulle throughout its line of attachment to said shoulder straps and shirred throughout its line of attachment to said fabric strip, one of said sections being made in two co-extensive parts adapted to be mutually connected along a vertically central line, and a strip of inelastic material extending across the upper portion of the front section and unyieldably secured to said section.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

CHARLES R. DE BEVOISE. Witnesses:

S. D. BUCHANAN, M. L. MARKEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification450/6
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/00